AUBURN UNIVERSITY – David R. Crumbley, a new assistant clinical professor in the School of Nursing at Auburn University, recently received the Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Navy.
As stated in the official citation, Crumbley, a 23-year veteran of the U.S. military, received the award for “exceptional professionalism, personal initiative and loyal devotion to duty” while serving with the United States Naval Service as deputy surgeon general liaison to the Federal Recovery Care Program in the Veterans Administration Central Office from May 2011 to July 2012.
Crumbley enlisted in the U.S. Army after high school and learned to be a medic. After three years, he enrolled in college to earn a nursing degree and then returned to the military, joining the U.S. Navy, which funded his master’s degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. He spent 20 years as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer before retiring with the rank of commander.
AUBURN – Ensign Lauren Nevels, a recent Auburn University graduate, has been recognized as the top Naval Reserve Officers Training Corp Midshipman in the nation.
Nevels received the Admiral James L. Holloway Jr. Award in a ceremony June 30. Rear Adm. Robert Crates, president of the Southern Region of the Navy League of the United States, was on hand to present the annual award.
“This award is such an unexpected honor,” Nevels said. “I am so appreciative of all the people who have poured so much into me – the Auburn NROTC staff that trained me to be a naval officer, the nursing and medical staff that have helped me along the way, and especially my dad, who gave me encouragement every step of the way and is always so proud of me.”